Connecting PR Batch with OSI PI
We are working on a new 800xA System for one customer, and one of the requirements is to connect the PR Batch Server to the OSI PI Server.
I read the manuals, but I could not find a clear way to perform the following connection. Could you provide me with any advice?
And that really is all you have to do. There is almost nothing to "set up" in 800-xA. This is just a third party connection and the features you need are already part of the core 800xA system. OSI PI simply provide a software "Interface" which connects to the 800xA system.
The following are all OSI-PI components .....
- To Collect Alarms and events, the customer will require an "OPC-AE Interface" ( https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Produ...) from PI. Because Batch production is very dependent on events, the customer will almost certainly need this. The PI Interface connects to the OPC-AE Surrogate Server of the 800xA system.
- To Collect Process Data, You can use either OPC-DA or OPC-HDA. However, as always, I strongly recommend that they use an OPC-HDA ( https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Produ... ) ie a HISTORY Interface connected to the Basic History Service on 800xA. ( Search this forum to find out why ). The PI History Interface connects to the OPC History Surrogate Server of the 800xA system. Note that History cannot log string data, so if you use an alpha numeric batch ID then the Batch ID String must be transferred using the OPC-AE interface at the start of the batch. ie, there must be a Batch Start event message on the 800xA system that contains the Batch ID.
- If the Batch Reports are produced by the 800xA system then you can optionally use the OSI-PI ABB Batch Interface ( https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Produ...). Note however, you only use this interface if the 800xA system is creating Batch Reports and PDL ( production Data logs ) using an Information Manager (IM) node . Most customers do not do this because OSI PI does the same job as the IM
Note that none of these interfaces connect directly to the Batch Server.